Originally Posted by redsmetz
Anyone, the story mentioned that this allows the club to offer a ML contract if necessary to sign a drafted player. Of course, I'm skittish of that type of move. I can't help but recall Bowden giving ML contracts to David Espinoza and Dane Sardinha - ouch!
I doubt they opened up a spot just before the draft becuase they might give a draft pick a major league contract.
They would only have to open up the spot once that player was signed. Plenty of time to do it at the time of the signing.